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E-LEARN: Library Website & Resources

This Internet-accessible research workshop is designed to introduce students to the wide variety of services and resources available at the Evans Library and through the Library website.

The Library Website - TEXT ONLY

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The EVANS LIBRARY menu contains the most frequently used services here at Evans Library.

The ACCOUNT section lets you manage your interlibrary loan requests; view TRACKS information; renew materials; and review your account for any bills, check-outs, holds, bookings, requests, or library messages.

Find useful handouts and information in the Research Support section.

The RESOURCES section collects many high-quality information discovery tools:

  • A to Z Databases: Sources of articles, reports, and abstracts. Most databases require a TRACKS username and password for off-campus access. Some databases require the TRACKS username and password for on-campus access
  • A to Z  eBooks: Find eBooks by title or by subject.
  • A to Z Journals: An alphabetical listing of the Evans Library's periodical titles available in print, microform, or electronic full text.
  • Catalog: Here you can:
    • Find information on the books, periodicals, government documents, and multimedia owned by the Evans Library.
    • Use the drop-down menu in the default Quick Search to search all fields, title, journal title, author, subject, and more.
    • Use Advanced Searches to limit by call number, language, format, and date.
    • Use the truncation symbols (* for multiple- and ? for single-character searches) and the Boolean operators and, or, and not.
  • Digital Collections include the Edmund Skellings Collection, which showcases and archives the lifetime contributions of the Poet Laureate of Florida, and the Edwin A. and Marion Link Collection, a digital archive and searchable database of resources donated by the Link family to Evans Library.
  • Government Information: A well-developed connection to federal, state, local, international, and foreign government information.
  • Internet Reference Sites collects online reference resources.
  • Find a listing of search engines in the Internet Search section.
  • Internet Search Engines: A collection of Internet search engines.
  • Other Library Catalogs links to world-wide library catalogs, including those of the State University System of Florida (WebLUIS), the State Library of Florida, Florida's Community College Libraries system (LINCC), and Brevard County libraries.
  • Reference Sources links to a Research Guide that includes selected standard reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, and manuals) and non-traditional offerings.
  • RefWorks is a citation management tool that helps you keep track of your research and to print bibliographies in various citation styles.
  • Search This Site allows you to search across the entire Evans Library website, except for the Library catalog.
  • Sites by Discipline is a collection of highly recommended sites grouped by discipline.
  • Thesis Manual & Style Guide lists the standards for FIT theses and dissertations.
  • Thesis & Dissertation Template provides a starting point for your writing.

The Services section links to academic support and network access information:

  • The Academic Support Center, located in the Evans Library Pavilion, offers one-on-one tutoring, study groups, and a library of self-help materials.
  • Use Ask a Librarian  for research assistance via chat, e-mail or telephone.
  • Course Reserves: Materials placed on Reserve by professors. Search by instructor's name, course number, or course name. Copy the call number before asking for the item at the Service Desk.
  • Distance Learning: Find out about the many Library resources and services available to Off-Campus students, faculty, and staff.
  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request items that the Library does not own.
  • Library Liaisons are your connection for research assistance using library resources.
  • Remote Access to secure areas of the Library is provided through the use of the Florida Tech TRACKS account.
  • Reserve Library Rooms using your TRACKS user name and password.
  • SmarThinking.com Tutoring  offers online tutoring in math, writing, and other subjects.
  • The Wireless Connectivity section provides information about the Evans Library's wireless network and how to register to use the campus wireless network.

Library Website - PDF Version

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The Library Website - TEXT and GRAPHICS

The Library website (http://lib.fit.edu) is a portal to numerous information resources. Click through the slideshow below for an introduction to these resources.

Hint: Click the full-screen icon at the bottom right of the video to view a much larger version. Remember to press "Esc" on your keyboard to exit the full-screen view.